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ACE Walking Fun Fact

The risk of exercise-related injuries is 1 to 5 percent for walkers compared to 20 to 70 percent for runners.

 

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Knowing about the injury risk of running keeps me satisfied with the decision to walk rather than run. We all have our issues to deal with; but, why knowingly overdo something? I ask the doctor what track athletes do about lower body pain and get the response that the runner runs with pain.

Athletes do get hurt; they just do not tell you; because, their goal is to win at all costs. An athlete loves their job so much that they will do anything to work through the pain or other issue. Then again, how long is the athlete able to keep up their pace to continue winning?

For the rest of us who want healthy longevity for a lifetime of happiness, walking is a great exercise. Therefore, be happy with your walker, cane, walking partner, and get in the soothing outdoors to stay as mobile as possible.

Please remember that aging is for the strong; just like you.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image from Unsplash)

Exercise Pays Off…

literally.

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Picking up a coin from the floor, or elsewhere, gives new meaning to “your exercise will pay off and reward you.” Many ideas can be read into this thought.

I just had to post this mental image; because, I have heard about studies that prove money is the greatest motivator for people to continue their exercise program. This is one of  the reasons people who join an on-going class and/or gym have better results; because, they want to keep their purchase, not throw it away.

So, if you want to be able to pick up your loose change and add more value to your day, keep up with your healthy lifestyle program.

Thank you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

Safety Tip

Ear bud in only one ear, please.

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Please be safe and careful when you are using your devices. Always be aware of your surroundings by keeping both eyes open and at least one ear on. That means you should only use one ear piece so you can hear what is going on around you. Thank you. I feel better knowing that you are safe.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

ACE Walking Fun Fact

“About 2000 steps equal one mile.”

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You do not need to measure the exact amount of your activity; although, it does help to keep you motivated. With that in mind, do not worry about going overboard with the feeling that you must have the exact measure of a mile or your steps.

We all have our own stride length for many reasons; so, please, use this tip as a ball park figure for comparison in your log. Remember, it is approximately 2000 steps in a mile, not exactly 2000 steps.

Now, if you want to get more exercise while doing those steps, go out into the mud as I did. Boy, that wet clay sure does get heavy and bog me down. The photo shows the mud dry and shaken off from yesterday when I had to divert puddles of water away from our building. No worries, I left enough room and water for the little tree frogs and tadpoles to mature. I have all kinds of company everywhere I go, yay.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

ACE Walking Fun Fact

“Walking is good medicine: it can help you improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels.”

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Wow, who knew that walking can be that powerful? Only everyone since the beginning of time.

Hippocrates, ~400 BC, knew that environment, activities of daily living and diet are the deciding factors of our health.

Plato, ~300 BC,  knew that God gave us education and exercise to work together for our best life possible.

Look at the ancient practices of China and India, which have been keeping their people healthy for 4000 to 5000 years.

This makes me love my walks that much more; how about you?

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

Original Request from Potential Client

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I take this as a compliment; because, it means that I have been in business long enough to have interesting stories like this one.

I received a friendly phone call from someone requesting my help with their health, fitness and wellness goals. Here is where the story quickly takes a strange twist.

This potential client asks if I will break a car window for them, with my bare hands none the less, to prove my strength along with my dedication to their health status.

What?! They repeat the request. I explain that there are other ways to break a window, I will not do this, and why would I need to do such a thing for them? They insist that it may be necessary to save their life due to their lack of mobility. They insist that I must demonstrate for them my ability to break a car window with my bare hands.

To make a long story short, they repeat this odd request over and over again. In my surprise, I do not realize that this conversation, free of charge, has gone on for over an hour. I have other places to be and other things to do. The person offers their car window or another old vehicle for the demonstration request. No.

I explain that this is unethical, outside my scope of practice and a liability issue. I will not break a car window, with my bare hands or otherwise, if it is not a true emergency. Yes, I am capable of doing whatever it takes to make sure you survive. Guess what? I survived this phone call by giving them free advice: you should be able to find another personal trainer, who fits your needs, at your local gym.  I hope they appreciate my time and service.

Looking at the image of old farm trucks, which I happen to love, I wonder, why anyone would want to damage something in working condition. Windows are very valuable these days, too. Oh well, I just keep on trucking. Haha, another pun.

I promise to do whatever it takes to care for your health and wellness, within my scope of practice.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)

 

Exercise is Medicine

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Walking dogs is the best all around medicine

Who can argue that this is the best type of group exercise?

Just look at those loving eyes and faces. The best part of my day is when I get to walk the dogs and spend quality time with them and other pets, too. It brings me back to the days I worked in a dog kennel; one of the best jobs I ever had. Puppies and kittens forever.:-)

So you can imagine my excitement when a client has dogs; because, I will do whatever it takes to help the client achieve their results. I am able to show you some dog training tips right along with your personal training session. How cool is that? That way your dogs behave while you do your own session.

Truly, happy dogs and happy clients equals the best health possible. Think about it, doesn’t the unconditional love from your pet motivate you, put a smile on your face and in your heart? It does for me.

Now off to go play with a girl’s best friends, my dogs. Thank you, my four-legged, adorable, loving, behaved pooches, who help keep me in shape, happy, healthy and balanced.

Best of health to you and good-bye for now.

(image by Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit)